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50 Years of The Kinks

The Kinks

Sunday 27 July 2014 from 6.00pm
On Absolute Radio 60s, commemorating 50 years since their iconic debut single 'You Really Got Me' was released, Pete Mitchell examines The Kinks' legacy, with contributions from both Ray and Dave Davies.

We Love The BeeGees

Beegees

Sunday 27 July 2014 from 7.00pm
Celebration of the band who sound like they're crying when they're singing, with an hour of classic tracks from their catalogue, back-to-back on Absolute Radio 70s.

James: Live session

James

Sunday 27 July 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Radio... another chance to hear James recorded live in session for Absolute Radio, and highlights of Pete Mitchell's conversation with the band about their new album. Also, hear highlights from Chris Martin's recent interview with Arcade Fire in Hyde Park.

Empire Magazine's 301 - 80s Edition

Sunday 27 July 2014 from 9.00pm
Marking Empire magazine's special 301 edition, Sarah Champion talks to editor Mark Dinning about the Top 301 films of all time, playing songs from 80s soundtracks.

50 Years of The Kinks

The Kinks

Sunday 3 August 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Classic Rock, commemorating 50 years since their iconic debut single 'You Really Got Me' was released, Pete Mitchell examines The Kinks' legacy, with contributions from both Ray and Dave Davies.

We love Paolo!

Paolo Nutini

Sunday 3 August 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute Radio 00s, hear highlights from the recent live session and interview Paolo Nutini recorded with Christian O'Connell, featuring tracks from his new album Caustic Love.

Skunk Anansie: Special

Skunk Anansie

Sunday 3 August 2014 from 10.00pm
On Absolute Radio 90s, singer Skin joins Vicki Blight to talk intimately about the bands origins in the Kings Cross scene of the early 90s and their recent reunion.

50 Years of The Who

The Who

Sunday 10 August 2014 from 6.00pm
On Absolute Radio 60s.... 2014 sees The Who, one of rock's defining bands, celebrate 50 Years with a world tour kicking off in the UK in November. The band have sold over 100 million records since they exploded on to the scene in 1964. Pete Mitchell tells their story, with contributions from rock legends Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and others.

We Love David Bowie

David Bowie

Sunday 10 August 2014 from 7.00pm
On Absolute Radio 70s... We're celebrating the Thin White Duke with an hour of classic Bowie tracks from his backcatalogue, back-to-back.

UB40: Signing Off

UB40

Sunday 10 August 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute 80s... UB40's debut album Signing Off is one of the most successful British reggae albums of all time, and has influenced countless artists. It's depiction of a grim political landscape, with the UK in the grip of recession, still strikes a chord over 30 years on. UB40 themselves contribute to this in-depth documentary, alongside Chrissie Hynde (who helped discover the band), with narration by Rankin Roger, of The Beat.

50 Years of The Who

The Who

Sunday 17 August 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Classic Rock.... 2014 sees The Who, one of rock's defining bands, celebrate 50 Years with a world tour kicking off in the UK in November. The band have sold over 100 million records since they exploded on to the scene in 1964. Pete Mitchell tells their story, with contributions from rock legends Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and others.

Elbow: Track by Track

Elbow

Sunday 17 August 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute Radio 00s, Pete Mitchell is joined by Guy Garvey to speak about the new Elbow album.

Come Back To What You Know: Embrace Special

Embrace

Sunday 17 August 2014 from 10.00pm
Another chance to hear... Embrace join Absolute Radio 90s to talk about the new self-titled album, which is their first album for 6 years, plus a look back at their career and some 90s influences.

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